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  • Worcestershire S-Z

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    Salwarpe
    Salewarpe: Urso from Coventry Church and Earl Roger. Mill, 5 salthouses.
    Half-timbered Salwarpe Court and Old Mill House.

    Sedgeberrow
    Seggesbarue: Doda from Worcester Church, for the monks' supplies. 2 mills.
    First granted to Worcester Church in 777. The manor house is on a site which belonged to the Worcester monks.

    Severn Stoke
    Stoche: Alfred of Marlborough from Westminster Church.

    Shell
    Scelves: Herman from Roger de Lacy. 4 salthouses, enclosed woodland.

    Shelsley
    Caldeslei / Celdeslai: Walter from Ralph de Tosny; Osbern FitzRichard. 2 fisheries (16 sticks of eels).
    Now 2 villages, Shelsley Walsh, whose part Norman church is limestone quarried from Southstone Rock, and Shelsley Beauchamp.

    Sheriffs Lench
    Lenche: Urso the Sheriff from Bishop of Bayeux, who seized the land from Evesham Church.
    Sheriffs Lench Farm.

    Shurvenhill
    Suruehel:
    Lost.

    Sodington
    Sudtune: A man-at-arms from Ralph de Mortimer.
    Sodington Hall, near a moated site.

    Spetchley
    Speclea: Roger de Lacy from Worcester Church.
    Spetchley Park.

    Stanford on Teme
    Stanford: Hugh from Roger de Lacy; Osbern FitzRichard.
    Stanford Court, now a factory.

    Stildon
    Stilledune: Drogo FitzPoyntz.
    Stildon Manor.

    Stockton on Teme
    Stotune: Roger de Lacy. Mill.

    Stoke Bliss
    Heref Stoch: King's land.

    Stoke Prior
    Stoche: Worcester Church. 2 mills.
    19th century salt trade centre; salt works, built by John Corbett, the 'salt king'.

    Stone
    Stanes: Erlebald from Urso d'Abetot. Mill.

    Stoulton
    Stoltun: Urso the Sheriff from Worcester Church.

    Suckley
    Suchelei / Suchelie: King's land. Mill, 12 beehives, fishery.
    Suckley Court.

    Sutton
    Sudtone: King's land. Assessed with Kidderminster etc.
    Part of Kidderminster; Sutton Farm.

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    Tardebigge
    Terde(s)berie: King's land. 2 lead vats.

    Tenbury Wells
    Tame(t)deberie: Cormeilles Church; Osbern FitzRichard, formerly his father.
    Market town, a saline spa in the 19th century.

    Thickenappletree
    Tichenapletreu:
    Lost.

    Tibberton
    Tidbertun: Worcester Church. 3 mills.

    Timberhanger
    Timbrehangre: King's land. Assessed with Bromsgrove, etc.

    Tonge
    Tonge:
    Lost.

    Trimpley
    Trinpelei: King's land. Assessed with Kidderminster, etc.
    Scattered.

    Tutnall
    Tothehel: King's land. Assessed with Bromsgrove, etc.

    Tynsall
    Tuneslega:
    Lost.

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    Ullington
    Wenitone: King's land.

    Upper Arley
    Ernlege: King's land.
    Arley Park.

    Upton on Severn
    Uptun: ...the Bishop [of Worcester] also holds Ripple with 1 member Upton (on Severn). 25 hides which pay tax. Of these 13 are in lordship; 4 ploughs there; 2 priests who have 1 hides with 2 ploughs; 40 villagers and 16 smallholders with 36 ploughs. 8 male slaves, 1 female. A mill; meadow, 30 acres; woodland league long and 3 furlongs wide, in Malvern (Chase) (Malferna). From this he had honey and hunting and whatever came from there and 10s in addition. Now it is in the Forest. The Bishop receives from it pasture dues, firewood and (timber) for repairing houses. The value was and is 10.

    Upton Snodsbury
    Snodesbyrie: Westminster Church and Urso from the church.
    Black and white cottages.

    Upton Warren
    Uptune: Erlebald from Urso d'Abetot. Mill.
    17th century Badger Court.

    Upwich
    Upeuuic:
    Lost.

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    Wadborough
    Wadberge: Pershore Church and Robert the Bursar and Urso from the church. Pasturage for the monk's cows.

    Wannerton
    Wenuertun: King's land. Assessed with Kidderminster, etc.
    Wannerton Farm.

    Warley
    Werwelie: Alfhelm from William FitzAnsculf.
    Warley Woods in Birmingham.

    Warndon
    Wermedun: Urso from Worcester Church and Robert from him.
    Suburb of Worcester.

    Wast Hills
    Warstelle: Worcester Church.
    Hill and playing fields on the outskirts of Birmingham.

    Westmancote
    Westmonecote: Urso from Worcester Church.
    Now 2 villages, at the foot of Bredon Hill.

    White Ladies Aston
    Estun: Urso from Worcester Church and Robert from him.
    Named after a 13th century Cistercian nunnery.

    Whittington
    Windintun: Walter Ponther from Worcester Church. Fishery.
    Suburb of Worcester.

    Wick (nr Pershore)
    Wicha / Wiche: Westminster Church and Urso and Gilbert from the church; Pershore Church. Fishery.
    Half-timbered cottages.

    Wick Episcopi
    Wiche: Worcester Church. 2 mills, 2 fisheries.
    Part of Worcester.

    Wickhamford
    Wiquene: King's land; Evesham Church. Mill.
    Timbered manor house; arms of George Washington's family in the church.

    Willingwick
    Welingewiche / Willingewic:
    Lost.

    Witton in Droitwich
    Witone / tune: William FitzCorbucion; Gunfrid from Urso d'Abetot. 3 salthouses (60 measures of salt), part of a salthouse (10 measures of salt).
    Part of Droitwich.

    Wolverley
    Ulwardelei: Worcester Church. Mill.
    Wolverley Court; birthplace of the printer John Baskerville (1706-75).

    Wolverton
    Ulfrintun: Urso the Sheriff and Worcester Church; Roger de Lacy from Worcester Church, and Aiulf from Roger.
    Now 2 hamlets.

    Woodcote Green
    Udecote: King's land. Assessed with Bromsgrove, etc. Erlebald from Urso d'Abetot.
    Woodcote Manor, 2 farms and a lodge.

    Worcester
    Wirecestre: Worcester Church, and Urso, Osbern FitzRichard, Walter Ponther and Robert the Bursar from the church; Evesham Church.
    City on the River Severn. The cathedral, rebuilt by Bishop Wulfstan, c.1080, has an 11th century crypt and a Norman chapter house.

    Worsley
    Wermeslai: Ralph de Tosny.
    Worsley Farm.

    Wribbenhall
    Gurbehale: King's land. Assessed with Kidderminster, etc.
    Nature reserve.

    Wychbold
    Wicelbold: Osbern FitzRichard. 5 mills, 26 salthouses.
    Hall.

    Wyre Piddle
    Pidele: Robert the Bursar from Worcester Church.

    Wythall
    Warthuil: King's land. Assessed with Bromsgrove, etc.
    Commuter suburb of Birmingham.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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